Masala Idli

Masala idlis are prepared using left over idlis,onion and tomatoes sautéed with spices.It is delicious and easy to make this evening snack.

Masala Iddly (1)


  1. Leftover Iddlis(cut into cubes) – 5
  2. Onion(chopped) –2
  3. Tomato(cut lengthwise) –1
  4. Green Chilly –1
  5. Ginger(chopped) –1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder –1/2 tsp
  7. kashmiri Red Chilly powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  8. asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Garam Masala – 3/4 tsp
  10. Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
  11. Mustard seeds –1/4 tsp
  12. Urad daal(uzhunnu parippu)– 2 tsp
  13. Dry red Chilly –2
  14. Curry leaves
  15. Coriander leaves
  16. salt
  17. Oil

Masala Iddly (3)


  1. Cut iddlis into cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seeds,urad daal.once it changes color,add dry red chilly,curry leaves,ginger,green chilly,chopped onions and saute.
  3. Once onion turns brown in color,add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,asafoetida powder,chopped tomato and salt. Mix well.
  4. Once tomato turns soft,add garam masala and coconut milk(or you can add 1/2 cup of water).
  5. When it becomes thick,add iddlis and coriander leaves.Mix well and let it cook for 1more minute to get the masala coated evenly.Remove from fire.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve  with hot tea as evening snack or you can have it for breakfast.

Recipe Source : Magic Oven by Lakshmi Nair



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2 Responses

  1. wow very tempting idly,makes me hungry now:)

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